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Rare, Mysterious Deep Sea Fish Washes Ashore

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NAGS HEAD, N.C. – A rarely seen deep sea fish washed up on the beaches of North Carolina on Monday evening.

WGHP-TV reported the Lancetfish was found in Nags Head.

These fish have long slender bodies (up to 6 feet in length) with oversized eyes, mouth and a large dorsal fin. They are believed to eat planktonic crustaceans, squid, and salps, as well as other fish.

They live in oceans all over the world and are often caught by tuna fishermen.


Courtesy: NOAA

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  • angela

    they are not mysteriously washing up on shore….its the government doing some sort of testing disturbing their habitat…

  • J.S.

    The article begins by describing the fish as rarely seen, but then finishes by describing the fish as often caught by tuna fisherman. This doesn't make any sense!